Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 10/16/2011
U.S. judge feels that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on Apple patents | PhoneDog
Galaxy tab infringes on Apple's patent, a judge says as she holds up the two devices from 10 feet away and asks Samsung lawyers to identify which is their client's product.
RIP, Flash (and Sliverlight, too) | TechPinions
Microsoft leaves Flash and Sliverlight in IE10 - the browser for Windows 8 in lieu of HTML 5. I guess Microsoft is now following Apple's lead.
Hellotxt -- Organize your life online...
Interesting service that pulls together all of your networks and posts to them. Just remember that Facebook and some other services make posts from third party services to lower priority and they don't go on as many streams.Interesting service.
Open source microblogging platform intended to be an alternative to Twitter. Looks like schools or businesses could install this for internal use. Somefascinating applications.
Can a Lack of Sleep Set Back Your Child's Cognitive Abilities? -- New York Magazine
Please tell parents that even losing an hour of sleep will impair their children.
"The performance gap caused by an hour’s difference in sleep was bigger than the normal gap between a fourth-grader and a sixth-grader. Which is another way of saying that a slightly sleepy sixth-grader will perform in class like a mere fourth-grader. “A loss of one hour of sleep is equivalent to [the loss of] two years of cognitive maturation and development,” Sadeh explains."
- “Sleep disorders can impair children’s I.Q.’s as much as lead exposure.”
Suzie Nestico is our project manager for this semester's Flat Classroom project and is doing an incredible job. She is a history teacher and is doing work at her Pennsylvania school to align everything with common core.Here,you can see her transparency with her students about each aspect of the FlatClassroom project, what they are doing, and how those things are aligned with what they need to know. While she very humbly pointed out to me that her blog is just beginning and still a work in process with some things to iron out - it is a great example of how global collaboration, common core, and core courses can go hand in hand.